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Book of the Week: Haiku: The Interior and Exterior of Being by Don Baird

In the Living Haiku Anthology, Don writes: My career is one of Martial Arts — Kung Fu. It has been a 54 year physical and philosophical journey as both student and teacher. I’ve attempted other styles of poetry. But, it is brevity and the power within brevity that continues to attract me to haiku — not the kind of brevity where I would use one word, necessarily; rather, the kind that employs a few common words of which lead the reader into a stream of thoughts and associations

In addition to the chapbook, be sure to visit Don Baird’s website, The Universe Through the Lens of Haiku.

stop sign —
the songs of sirens
chasing street dust

pink blue —
the narrow road
between pines

summer’s heat —
the shrapnel of
a human being

desert storm —
the peaks and valleys
of an old man’s face

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

Don Baird

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  1. Thanks Dan for the welcome variety of little books you bring us. This one larded with a goodly amount of lyricism and personification, the poet letting the poet in him off the leash. I enjoyed it.

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